Nicki Richesin: Interview with Emily Mortimer
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Emily Mortimer is a terrific English actress who has shown her incredible emotional vulnerability in such films as Hugo, Lovely and Amazing, Shutter Island, and Lars and the Real Girl. Last year, she reinvented herself as gutsy executive producer MacKenzie McHale in Aaron Sorkin's The Newsroom on HBO. In perhaps her most stunning performance yet, Mortimer portrays Leonie Gilmour, the editor and mother of Isamu Noguchi, who travels the world in search of art and freedom. In the gorgeous new film Leonie, she bravely tells the story of this remarkable woman who nurtured her son's talent, as well as her own. Leonie opens in New York on March 22 at Clearview 1st and 62nd Cinemas.
Nicki Richesin: I greatly enjoyed your brilliant portrayal of Leonie Gilmour in Leonie. In a sort of pivotal moment in the film you tell your son, "Your art will be your weapon. Your art will be your voice. There are no boundaries for an artist. No borders. Through art you can speak all languages an
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